Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hex 5-8: Digital Health & Wellness


1-What are some possible physical issues that could happen because of technology?

2-Can you think of some "danger zones" at school or at home for physical issues?

What can you do about them (to avoid them, to fix them, etc.)?



3-What are some possible psychological problems that could happen because of technology?

Consider:  addiction, isolation, stress, depression, anxiety/social anxiety, sleep disorders, mental issues associated with cyberbullying, etc.


4-What can you do if you or someone you know is exhibiting some of these behaviors?

Video:  Internet Addiction

Site: Warning Signs of Internet Addiction

Article: Dealing with the Device-Addicted Generation

Addiction Test

Choose an activity (if time allows):
1-Choose a partner and create a short scene where one person has any digital health and wellness issue and the other person is a friend trying to help them with their issue.  Show a positive way to help them and a negative way.  Act out for the class in a 2-3 minute skit.

2-Find an article or video that talks about physical, psychological, or emotional health and technology.  Write a summary of your article, including the important points (3-5 sentences), in the comment section of this post.  Be sure to include the URL of your article or video.

Possible topics/search terms include:  technology AND addiction, isolation, carpal tunnel, posture, eye strain, lack of exercise, etc.   

3-Write a detailed plan to solve a digital health and wellness issue of someone in your life (you do not need to share names).  Try to have 4-6 steps of things they can do to solve their problem. Ideas:  a plan to help them through addiction or isolation, a map/photos with a change to help with ergonomics, best items to buy to help with carpal tunnel or other ailments, etc.  Be specific!


  1. Insomnia, It is what it is...but this us some facts about Facebook users and digital society...It is...very...very interesting...But that is what it is….Insomnia and people's choices...nothing less...nothing more….


  2. Internet addiction is when you are constantly on your phone for excessive amounts of time.You can have really bad affects on your body and life. Affects are depression,social issues and anxiety.there for you should live your life more and not worry about social media so much.

  3. 1 problem people have is they can't sleep? Why can't i sleep? Well i have the solution it's because of your phone that phone you check everyday is causing insomnia and that's bad. Well how does my phone cause insomnia. So how do I solve this problem? Well the owners you want can be done in a push of a button turn off your phone! Because the phone makes a blue light that keeps you up so if you don't want insomnia turn off that phone


    A easy summary of this article is that you need to turn off your phone and tv. Why you might ask is because the tv and phone might a blue light which can cause insomnia. So if you been having trouble sleeping make sure you turn off that tv and phone. -Eli